In Others’ Words: Lesson Learned
I like John Wayne. To be more specific, I like his movies. Some of my favorites are Hatari, Hellfighters, The Quite Man, Rio Bravo, The Searchers … okay, I’ll stop there. I had fun weaving my love of John Wayne movies into to my newest novel, Somebody Like You. My heroine, Haley, likes John Wayne movies too.
I have a few favorite John Wayne quotes — and I added today’s quote to the list. “The Duke” is often remembered as the actor who portrayed cowboy heroes or military heroes and had a bit of an odd hitch in his giddy-up.
But then you read a quote like today’s … and you realize the man-of-few-words was watching life, living life — and forming some insightful opinions.
There are several nuggets of truth in John Wayne’s quote and I appreciate his perspective on how tomorrow arrives “clean.” But my favorite segment of today’s quote is this:
[Tomorrow] hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.
That sentence gave me pause. Do I take the time to stop and think — and process — the lessons learned from each day? Do I apply them to my life so they make a difference in who I am and how I live out the next day?
Sadly, I don’t think I’m always that intentional.
But I want to be.
In Your Words: What did you learn from yesterday — and how does it change today?
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